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March 2009

Conlin’s Buys Pair of iGen4s

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA—Conlin’s Digital Print and Copy Center has obtained a pair of Xerox iGen4 digital color presses. Conlin’s is using the new devices to produce full-color booklets, brochures, manuals and postcards. Its clientele includes the advertising, legal and real estate markets.

New Leader at Finch Paper

GLENS FALLS, NY—Finch Paper has appointed former SCA Tissue-North America executive Joseph Raccuia as president and CEO of the uncoated printing paper manufacturer. The 50-year-old Raccuia succeeds Richard Carota, 71, who retired as president and CEO after 53 years with Finch. Carota will continue in his role as chairman of the company’s board of directors and chairman of the board’s executive committee.

Printing Cuts for Newspaper

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Capital Gazette Communications, which publishes the daily newspaper The Capital, is cutting 111 positions and will now outsource its printing, the paper reported. The cuts represent 29 percent of the company’s full-time workforce. Its press and mailroom operations were set to close March 1, resulting in the loss of 31 full-time and 51 part-time employees. Comprint Printing, which is owned by a division of The Washington Post, began printing the company’s papers on March 2.

Gilson Acquires Integra Assets

GRAND RAPIDS, MI—Gilson Graphics has purchased certain assets of Integra Inc., creating a company with projected annual sales of $30 million. Gilson is now able to offer its customers products and services such as offset and digital printing (including large formats), perfect binding, UV coating, aqueous coating and diecutting. Creative and mailing services are among the other capabilities garnered in the acquisition. Peter Schaefer and Jim Russell of Compass Capital Partners, of Berwyn, PA, represented Integra in the transaction.

Deluxe Brand Consolidates

ST. PAUL, MN—Checks Unlimited, a Deluxe Corp. brand, is moving some operations from Colorado Springs, CO, to facilities in Kansas City and Salt Lake City, according to KOAA-TV in Colorado Springs. The move will result in the loss of 100 printing jobs. Employees can apply for organization jobs in other cities. The 700-member call center will remain open there.

Invite Gets Braille Printing

CLIFTON, KY—The inauguration of our nation’s 44th president, Barack Obama, prompted a special printing by the American Printing House for the Blind. The printer produced 150 braille-version copies of the Presidential Inaugural Guide Book, which were sent to the Presidential Inaugural Committee for distribution at the inauguration, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported. It was thought to be the first time the guide book has been transcribed into braille.



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